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You are in the Jaguar X-Type
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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#1427 of 2600 marchie - glad the car was great, don't worry, it...
Jan 14, 2003 (6:42 pm)
...will be around for a long time.
Europe was the only place where projected sales for Jag were down, and that was because 2/3 of all cars there are sold with a diesel, and Jaguar doesn't have one ready yet. There will be diesel X-types soon though. And the "estate" version, the sport wagon will come out soon, too. X-type exceeded demand in the US for 2002, with sales up 238% over 2001. Jaguar also had a worldwide sales record in 2002, thanks in much part to the X-type. They won't stop making thier best selling model. 2009 is the scheduled redesign - that's no time soon, and they are definitely keeping "X-type" in the lineup as a long lasting model.
#1428 of 2600 Jaguar X-type has "Claws"
Jan 15, 2003 (5:42 pm)
Look for a new major add campaign to highlight the standard permenant AWD system of the X-type, which gives it claws in any weather conditions, on any road surfaces versus all of its competitors.
Some other info of note in the article above:
"Since its U.S. debut in September 2001, the X-TYPE has become Jaguar’s best-selling model ever, and continues to break sales records. Last year, 33,018 X-TYPEs were sold, accounting for an impressive 12 percent of the highly-competitive compact-luxury segment.
The car has also been hugely successful in attracting new buyers to the Jaguar brand. For more than 90 percent of buyers, the X-TYPE was their first Jaguar. And of those, 47 percent were women – the highest percentage in this segment."
"Technically, the X-TYPE’s Traction 4 system uses a planetary center differential with a viscous coupling. In poor weather, the viscous coupling automatically, and seamlessly, transfers power away from the slipping wheels to those with the best traction.
The system sets the Jaguar apart from front- and rear-wheel-drive models in this segment. Also the viscous coupling technology provides more positive power transfer than various traction control systems that rely only on brake action to manage torque distribution."
#1429 of 2600 It's Not Every Board. . .
Jan 16, 2003 (12:51 pm)
that has a live-in cheerleader.
That said, it's pleasant to note that actual other people have posted over the past couple of weeks.
Jan 16, 2003 (1:25 pm)
you think his pompoms are british racing green?
Jan 19, 2003 (11:58 am)
Sorry, I thought I was helping discussions by posting recent news about the car... If you don't like it, I'll quit...
#1432 of 2600 Personal attacks on people giving important information
Jan 22, 2003 (9:15 am)
I really do not understand the attacks on the most informed posts presented by Jagboyxtype. If it was something challenging his indeed helpful knowledge with similar knowledge on X-type Jaguar, I (and not only, because this is a public forum) would have similarly interested read these "attacks." But they say nothing but jealousy and immaturity which is not nice. Jagboyxtype, do not leave. Or if you do, please let me know your email address because there are still thousand things that I (like many other people not only NOT Jag owners like your attackers posting here) do not know and need to know. Thank you.
#1433 of 2600 Reliability?
Jan 23, 2003 (7:10 pm)
I'm undecided between an Audi A4 and the Jaguar X-Type. Both are great cars and have AWD. I like the Jag's looks a little better.
The Audis seem to have average reliability - My question is how's the reliability of the X-Type?
I know the older 80s-90's Jaguars were unreliable, but hopefully the new X-Types are better. I don't expect it to be as reliable as my Accord, but on the other hand, I don't want to be running to the dealer every other month.
Anyone out there with any mechanical problems?
#1434 of 2600 lighten up
Jan 24, 2003 (5:35 am)
I don't think calling an overly enthusiastic young X-type owner a cheerleader could be considered a "personal attack". I think it's an accurate description. I also don't see anything wrong with his posts. He's young and very excited about his car. If I had a X-type when I was his age I'd be excited too. It was not a personal attack. Get over it.
#1435 of 2600 Reliability - mjc440
Jan 24, 2003 (6:50 am)
The early X Types had some teething problems as most first year models do. From the recent reports I hav seen the 2003 model has been close to faultless. The earlier problems have been addressed. I have an early build 9/01 X Type and
in the 10,500 miles I have driven it so far I have had no problems other than a weeping wind-
shield washer jet. So you never know.
Jan 24, 2003 (8:09 am)
I've searched but cannot find any information on Jag-Net. I assume it's like GM's OnStar. Do all vehicles come with the necessary hardware? Why do you have to sign up for three years? Why doesn't Jaguar provide a shorter option? I think that On Star offers a free first year.